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Vet­eran artist Durga Prasad Das is the pres­i­dent of Lalit Kala Academy’s Bhubanesh­war cen­tre. His richly coloured paint­ings fo­cus the­mat­i­cally on com­mon, ev­ery­day sub­jects. They de­pict, for in­stance, festivals and saris, squir­rels and bulls, lend­ing grandeur to sim­ple things. Us­ing Hindu mythol­ogy as an in­spi­ra­tion he has also painted the god­dess Durga many times. His art em­pha­sises the colour and rich­ness of In­dia. Shown widely across the coun­try, his work is on per­ma­nent dis­play at the Birla Academy of Art and Cul­ture, Bengaluru. A stu­dent of Shan­tinike­tan, his stu­dents too have made a mark in the art cir­cles.

Love Be­yond Flesh and Blood

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